bite away® is a patented medical device for the treatment of itching, pain, and swelling caused by insect bites and stings. bite away® works using heat technology and is therefore free from chemicals. The application of concentrated heat (local hyperthermia) is a physical mode of action based on a brief, concentrated application of heat to a small, limited area of skin. This localized pulse of heat may be sufficient to trigger a response from the body that reduces itching and pain and subsequently causes any swelling to go down.
The bite away® device works by concentrating heat at 51°C on the affected area, creating two actions:
It can be used for bites caused by mosquitoes, wasps, bees, hornets, horseflies, and other biting insects. In particular, I wanted to see how it worked on the midge bite.
*self-application from 12 years of age
How to use:
bite away®’s ceramic contact surface is placed on the sting or bite. After pressing one of the two buttons only once (3 seconds for the initial treatment and for more sensitive skin OR 5 seconds for a regular application), a temperature of around 51°C is reached and maintained for the selected period. If symptoms do not disappear completely, the application can be repeated. Be sure to leave a treatment interval of at least 2 minutes between each application. Do not exceed a maximum number of 5 applications per hour on the same insect sting or bite.